Black Bull 40 Year Old
70cl, 47.6% abv
This stupendous blended Scotch whisky is back for a seventh batch, this time made up of an impressive 86% malt whiskies and 14% grain. The single malts used are listed as; Aberlour 1975, Bunnahabhain 1968 & 1969, Bowmore 1968, Caperdonich 1972, Glen Grant 1974, Glenfarclas 1966, Glenlivet 1968 & 1970, Highland Park 1967 & 1970 and Macallan 1969! A stunning selection; we're sure anyone would agree. To this, the following single grain whiskies are added; Caledonian 1974, Carsebridge 1970, Girvan 1974, Invergordon 1972, Lochside 1966, North of Scotland 1974 and Port Dundas 1973.
Nose: Full and rounded with butterscotch, milk chocolate and citrus hints.
Palate: Toffee apples with honeyed orchard fruit, more chocolate and vanilla.
Finish: Long with reduced fruit, vanilla caramel and soft spice.
Overall: Unbelievably built blend, with some exquisite single malts and aged grain, incredibly smooth and full of flavour.